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My First Blog Post

MY CRIB

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If this is my crib, then it’s my territory, I decide what happens in it. Being independent is not being arrogant, it’s just a simple way of saying i can stand for myself. It doesn’t mean no visitor is allowed in my crib, it only imply that i don’t want to allow fools to fool around with my life and turn ‘ME’ to a big fool. I only want a crib that have boundaries so I can create space for great people, who can add value and meaning to my precious life. After all it’s actually my personal life my beautiful crib. It is meant to be structured personally and not for intruders.

Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken.

— Oscar Wilde.

This is the first post on my new blog. I’m just getting this new blog going, so stay tuned for more. Subscribe below to get notified when I post new updates.

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Wow! It’s been a year!!!

So, today I got notified of the 1 year of blogging here on WordPress. I started blogging in order to keep myself busy whenever I am free and also to reach out all wonderful people out here. I must say, I didn’t regret doing this although there are lot of challenges that are preventing me from being consistent. Nevertheless, as of today I have 48 wonderful followers.

I want to appreciate you all, you’ve made feel alive. Thanks for following and thanks for always reading my post.

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Thoughts

The pregnant maiden

Life is filled with phases, in the Yoruba-African tradition, it can be represented with Morning, afternoon and night. Lets shed a little light on this representation. Morning signifies the pristine innocence I.e the young days, the afternoon represents the youthful age where one is still agile to strive in life while the night signifies the old age this explanation can also be referenced to the Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka in his play ” the lion and the jewel.

Consequently,  sometimes we make some mistakes while going through each phase, these mistakes usually become regrets only when we move to the next phase.
However, It definitely going to require us to shed away the past and look into the future. That future has to be nourished to avoid malnutrition.

The pregnant maiden
Though not ready to bear the fruits
Here she is greeted by each day and moments with several experiences
Always tiring with the urge for sleep
Lost appetite but needs to eat
Not just food but a balanced one
As balance as the wheel of a vehicle
Even at the point of vomiting
She Kept on striving to eat.
To make the foetus look fresh and healthy
Brilliant and presentable
Loving and adorable

Always working hard to prepare for
the arrival of the newborn

Only then can the maiden have peace of mind, that attracts
A relaxing night.
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Thoughts

Religion versus attitude

People practice different religion according to their conviction. Many had become extremist because of teachings and doctrines from religion. After all we have the right to practice any religion we choose. A lot of devotees attend their place of worship and depend solely on what they’re taught to do. Some even worship their religious leaders believing that’s the only way to make heaven.
Consequently, we fail to realize that making it to the paradise or Jannat ul Firdaus goes beyond being a churchgoer or praying the five times daily prayer and the other things we are obliged to do. I once told a friend that most people worship God then cast every other person who doesn’t show how religious they are and see themselves as the best human on earth.
As a matter of fact, the two prominent religious holy books preach good character. A pagan with a good heart to me is far better than a religious person who lacks good human relations. They claim to be religious and yet possess a lot of unspeakable characters. They act arrogant and oppress others yet they feel perfect. They backbite and act hypocritically.

My submission is that “there’s no religion as good as possessing a good character, attitude plus tolerance”. My character is my religion, therefore, I need to work on possessing a good one. That’s the best way to please our Creator.

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Awards

Lockdown tag 2020

In response to PoojaG’s nomination, I’ve decided to be part of this award. She’s got a very educative, entertaining and motivating blog. She writes on lifestyle, recipes, travel and inspiration. You can visit her blog by clicking here.

Here are the rules:

1.Thank the blogger who nominated you.

2.Answer blogger’s questions.

3.Nominate other bloggers.

Questions

1.Which country do you live in?

Nigeria

2.Favorite book?

Ben Carson’s Gifted Hands

3.How do you spend your time during lockdown?

Online classes, reading, cooking and sleeping.

4.Have you tried cooking a new dish because of lockdown? If yes, share the name?

Yes, I tried cooking a local dish because I am from the Yoruba tribe in my country. The name is “Ekuru” “white bean cake” it usually look fluffy and it’s eaten with stew.

5.Early riser or Night owl?

Early riser

6.Holiday dream destination?

France

7.Favorite food?

I can’t really say I have a favorite dish. I probably rice with vegetable sauce.

8.Instagram or Twitter?

Instagram- although not frequent user.

9.Favorite cartoon as a child?

Teletubies

10.What do you prefer on a Saturday night? Netflix or Partying?

Netflix most time, partying once in a while.

NOMINEES

Everyone reading this post. If you find it interesting to participate in.

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THINGS THAT CAUSE REGRET AT OLD AGE.

When younger we make various choice’s without the future in mind. Sometimes those choices bite us in our mid-life. These are some of the things one might regret when they’re older.
1. Marrying the wrong person
When you’re young, check your motives for marrying. Don’t marry to copy your peers, or for social standing or out of pressure. Marry for love and companionship, marry the right person, marry your best friend. For if you marry the wrong person or for the wrong reasons, you will have to put up with that person the rest of your life. Things might get worse between you two; then depression, physical abuse, affairs, pain, shame, court cases, bitterness will define your mid-life years all because you chose the wrong one. Things will get worse when children are involved. Make the right choice of a spouse when you are young.
2. The opportunities you did not seize
When you are younger many doors will open, you will get many chances. Many young people let these opportunities go because of fear, laziness, or pride; yet well younger and with more energy is the best time to start a venture and a name for yourself. Some think the opportunities are too big for them. Take advantage of them or one day when you’re older you will want to go back and grab those missed chances.
3. The bridges you burned
When we are younger, we care little for relationships, what most think about is getting money and moving up the ladder of success at all cost. Many use and trample on people to progress, they take relationships for granted, messing up bonds, sleeping with people for personal gain. But these bad actions will catch up with you ahead. When you will realize how empty life is without love and friends. When you will have success but no one around you or no one to trust you.
4. *The child you aborted*
You are a young lady, you get pregnant and you are scared. You take the aborting option quickly thinking of that moment then. But when you are much older, you will look back and wish you kept that baby. When you will be rich and successful you will wish that child you gave up on would be around to enjoy the fruits of your hard work. Being a single mother doesn’t mean you can’t make it in life or you can’t find a man in future.
5. The child you rejected
Young man, you impregnated a woman, she told you she’s pregnant with your child. You rejected her and the baby and ran. But years later when you’re 50 something, you will wish you were responsible, you will wish you manned up and became a father to that child. You will see that child excel and become an adult but will have no claim to that grown child who you rejected from the beginning. You will regret being a Dead Beat Dad by choice
6. The marriage you destroyed
So you get married to your good fiance; the first months in marriage were good but shortly after, with your money and charm, you started having affairs. You became unfaithful. Your spouse begged you to stop, your children started hurting, your marriage was collapsing. One day when you are older, it will hit you how foolish you were to destroy the good marriage you had began to build for mere temporary thrills in affairs that did you no good. You will realize the damage you caused to your children and spouse.
7. The God you disowned
When you are much older you become wiser, God becomes more real as you see life in a more meaningful way. But don’t wait to get older to start enjoying a relationship with God. Know God when you are young, build your future with God. Don’t be a young rebel who runs back to God when age catches up.
8. The body you messed up
You have only one body to live with all your life. The cigarettes, the alcohol you are abusing, the drugs you are taking, the unhealthy food you’re consuming; all that will destroy you slowly. When you are 50 and lifestyle diseases catch up with you, you will wish you took care of your body when younger, that you exercised more; but now the damage is done.
9. The time you wasted
The time you are wasting when younger in worry, wrong relationships, laziness, being a couch potato, giving excuses and pursuing meaningless things; you will never get it back.
10. The dreams and talents you shelved
Are you talented when young; are there things you love to do and you are good at them? Nurture those talents, exploit them, don’t give up even if you encounter set backs, don’t give up on your dreams. If you give up, when you’re older you will look at your peers who stuck to what they love and made it and think to yourself, “That could have been me”. Pursue a career, study a course you love. Don’t waste years of your life in a field that doesn’t fulfill you.
11 The name you defamed
When you are older, a legacy is very important, the value of your name is crucial. You will ask yourself what is your reputation, what are you leaving behind? Your legacy is a sum total of your actions since youthful days. We write our biography by how we live life everyday. When you look back your path and you see the mud you threw at your own name, the shame you attracted and the little value you have added to the world; you will regret.
12. The wealth you threw away
Are you riding on good money during your productive years? Earning good money? Don’t throw away that money in clubs, reckless living and wasteful shopping. Invest with that money, widen your revenue stream, make that money work for you and keep it safe to take care of you in your older years. Leave an inheritance for your loved ones so that you will never say “I wish I knew better”
13. The good love that got away
Is there that great person in your life loving you good? Don’t push that person away, or else that person will walk out your life and you will never ever find someone that incredible and who connects with you all your life. It will torment you to grow older with thoughts of “What if I was still with that person?”
14 The parents you despised
When younger, it is easy to show contempt to your parents; what do your parent’s know? They are old-fashioned, shady and small -minded. But your parents are still your parents whether you agree with them or not, whatever their style. Don’t let your parent die or age separated from you, reconcile and make up. When you get older, you will realize why your parents wanted to be close to you. The older you get, the more you see the value.
Thanks for reading
To realize
The value of a sister or brother
Ask someone
Who doesn’t have one.
To realize
The value of ten years:
Ask a newly
Divorced couple.
To realize
The value of four years:
Ask a graduate.
To realize
The value of one year:
Ask a student who
Has failed a final exam.
To realize
The value of nine months:
Ask a mother who gave birth to a stillborn.
To realize
The value of one month:
Ask a mother
Who has given birth to
A premature baby.
To realize
The value of one week:
Ask an editor of a weekly newspaper.
To realize
The value of one minute:
Ask a person
Who has missed the train, bus or plane.
To realize
The value of one second:
Ask a person
Who has survived an accident.
Time waits for no one.
Treasure every moment you have.
You will treasure it even more when
You can share it with someone special.
To realize the value of a friend or family member:
LOSE ONE.
Do not keep this with you, lt might bring blessings to everyone you pass it to
Remember….
Hold on tight to the ones you love!

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What to drink when you don’t drink alcohol

Hello readers, hope you’re staying safe. It’s Ramadan period, it’s part of our pillars as a Muslim. I am using this medium to say Ramadan Kareem to all Muslims out there. So, I found this interesting post of a friend here on WordPress. I think you need to go through if you’re always feeling odd among family and friends when they take alcoholic drinks you don’t take. Check Amy and olivia’s post through this link. https://wp.me/pbJTTu-aj. I hope you find it interesting.

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The trending solace

Some abandoned you
Many misuse you
Youngsters abuse your purpose
Yet I want to say you’re Indispensable
Few know this
Never mind cos many values you
Some get addicted to the fun
Few loud your Valoir

Old acquaintances will hail
They get their rendez-vous in you
I appreciate you for hosting this moment de solitude.
But, get ready for some will soon desert you.
It’s surer this einsame Momente will soon be Über .

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My wish while wallowing in regrets.

I wish I could travel back in time. There are lots of things I will like to amend if permitted. I have attained a stage in life where most time I wish I can reverse a lot of incidents and make the most of it now that I am more matured and exposed to the realities of life

I wish I have the power to live as a teenager again. Those year’s you act as though you’re matured enough to take decisions without considering those intertwined by your reaction. I wish I can go back to the innocent days where worries are less.

Though these regrets are not conferred on anyone, but rather the consequences of somethings I wish I had done better than the ways I performed.

Now, expectations are high, responsibilities are piling up and yet life is still worth living. We’re trying to be fine despite all regrets mixed with disappointment.

Now I have decided to stop wishing but rather live the moment to avoid further regrets in the next phase of life. Those regrets are only weighing me down.

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Memes and Liebster Award!!!

Hi everyone, I’ve dedicated Friday for memes, so here they are:

Now about the award . I feel so happy when people nominate me for an award, it always mean so much to me. Liebster in German means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome. All these meanings are significant.
I will like to appreciate Silver Stone for nominating me for this award🏆, I must say his blog posts are worth spending time with. You can check up his blog by Clicking here . It is filled with amazing posts you will enjoy. Here are the rules of the beautiful award. Rules:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you, and give a link to the blog
  • Answer the 11 questions given to you
  • Share 11 facts about yourself
  • Nominate between 5-11 other bloggers.
  • Ask your nominees 11 questions
  • Notify your nominees once you’ve uploaded your post

Answers to Silver Stone’s questions

  • What was the one song that got stuck in your head?                     The one song that got stuck in my he is Tatiana Manois’ “like you”, it’s an inspirational song that I love so much.
  • Tea, coffee or hot chocolate? Take your pick and state your favourite flavour(if you’ve not chosen hot chocolate). It’s black coffee
  • What’s the one thing that reminds you of school? Extra curricula activities and my friends, I miss them so much.
  • 2 positive and 2 negative things about yourself?                                Two positive things about me are: I am an optimist and I like motivating people while the two negative things about me are: I don’t check on friends and I forget things easily.
  • Would you rather have the ability to control the weather, or have the ability to talk to animals? I would love to control the weather if possible to suit the situation I am in.
  • What inspired you to start blogging? The singular that motivated me is writing. When I idea comes to me I always want to share with people.
  • What’s the best book you’ve read? I read different types of books but my best book as a French student is Fatou Diome le ventre de Atlantique and Ben Carson Gifted Hands.
  • Name the celebrity you admire and the one celebrity you dislike. I admire Harris J an Islamic musician though there are others I admire depending on the genre like Beyonce, I don’t dislike any I can only dislike a track.
  • If you could time travel, where would you go? I will travel back to my teenage years
  • What’s your favourite holiday? Summer
  • Are you a talker or a listener? Both, depending on the situation a
  • I speak French and German though my German is not fluent
  • I love crazy things like dancing in public
  • I have a baby girl too
  • I’m a Nigerian
  • I love listening to music
  • Teaching is one thing I can’t do without
  • I am an ambivert
  • I am confused about what to do for my master’s degree
  • I don’t have a best food
  • My favourite color is blue( all shades)

Here are my nominees!

Questions to my nominees

  1. What do you do when you’re frustrated?
  2. What is your most challenging moment?
  3. If have to choose another planet, which will you prefer?
  4. What’s your best fashion label?
  5. Which do you prefer: Thriller, romance or adventure movies?
  6. Which do you prefer calling or texting?
  7. If you have the opportunity of going back in time, what would you change about your past?
  8. What bad habit are you desperate to change?
  9. What is friendship to you?
  10. Politician or activist which would you rather become?
  11. What’s the best book you will like to read again?

So that’s all I have for you, don’t forget to stay safe.

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The wave of the Blue


Sitting beside the Blue refreshing.

When the waves rumbles.

Making this moment exciting.

Exploring comfort in your view has

kept me brilliant.

Though it is temporary, wish my stay

continues.

But, the hit of your waves,

slams and ache my body.

This restriction disappoints.

It disrupts my exciting moments,

though I hope this ends quickly, and

bring back mon moment de

réflexion mit the Blue.

Modest